Noun Clause 7
What is a Noun Clause?
A noun clause is a clause that acts as a noun. Noun clauses begin with words such as how, that, what, whatever, when, where, whether, which, whichever, who, whoever, whom, whomever, and why.
Look at the sentence below:
Be sure to send whoever interviewed you a thank-you note.
The phrase ‘whoever interviewed you’ is a noun clause. It can be replaced by a noun - in this case, the name of a person, say Robert.
You can replace the entire noun clause with Robert.
Ex: Be sure to send Robert a thank-you note.
What are the other ways?
Noun clauses can take many forms. Here are a couple
1. A characteristic - Example: My greatest asset is that I am a hard worker.In writing,
2. A time - Example: I am packing food for when we get hungry.Noun clauses usually provide answers to questions. These are really helpful in Reading Comprehension sections.
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